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A 4-0 start that’s the best since 2002 may already be having subtle effects on N.C. State’s recruiting efforts.
For example, there’s been a higher-than-normal demand by prospects desiring to attend Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with Virginia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Other recruits, such as the state’s No. 1-ranked Stephone Anthony of Anson County, say they’ve taken notice of the Wolfpack’s fast start.
Matt Carter, editor for The Wolfpacker website on the Rivals.com network, believes more will be known about the real impact of N.C. State’s start after the Virginia Tech game.
“There will be a lot of recruits at that game,” Carter said. “The demand to come see N.C. State games is increasing.”
The hot start has also sparked student demand for tickets, and temporary bleachers are apparently being put up right now at Carter-Finley. Â I got this pictureÂ from the Pack Pride boards:
In other news, here is a nice article on freshman running back Mustafa Greene.
Splitting time with redshirt freshman Dean Haynes at running back, Greene leads the No. 23 Wolfpack (4-0, 1-0 ACC) with 242 rushing yards entering Saturday’s home game against preseason conference favorite Virginia Tech (2-2, 1-0).
Only two teammates, senior wide receivers Owen Spencer and Jarvis Williams, have caught more passes than the 12 Greene has caught for 123 yards.
“He learned fast, and he has physical ability,” said N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien. “He’s got the ability. He sees. He has vision. He makes cuts. And, knock on wood, he hasn’t fumbled the ball yet. That’s what’s special.”